Crux Conception'sâ€™/delivery will aid and support organizations at several levels, from the front-line staff to policymaking and management. Cruxâ€™s shared experience of mental illness and successfully surviving an unfortunate incident will provide aspiration to the lower-level workforces, that hard work prevails.
Crux has more than two decades of teaching and instructing. Â His areas of experience include incorporating psychology in addition to hostage negotiation methods, to achieve higher levels of leadership, team and group effectiveness. Â This concept has proven sound and efficient in regards to producing advanced degrees of success in the areas of administration performance and consumer awareness. Â
Crux's approach derives from his experience as an adjunct professor (psychology & group dynamics) and experience as an interrogator/profiler and hostage negotiator. Â His proficiency with said skills has allowed him to assemble a method, which will integrate your business, sales, and corporate sectors. Â Cruxâ€™s research and practice will assist companies, organizations, and groups by merging psychology in consort with Active Listening Skills (ALS), which will result in an accelerated-advance technique, devised to build rapport as well as enhanced recruiting methods.
When speaking to a younger audience, Crux explicitly addresses our younger generation at community centers, churches, schools and at other venues. Aside from offering awareness and education, Crux will share with the audience an unfortunate incident, which happened to him (listed in the bio). His experience with said incident will display his passion for mental health advocacy and the desire to make a difference in someoneâ€™s life.
As a School Resource Officer, Crux served the school community with fidelity. By establishing key relationships with staff, students, and parents, Crux was able to implement positive interventions for identified students. As a result, disproportionality in discipline data between African American students and Caucasian students were impacted, student attendance rates were affected, school climate underwent a shift toward a more favorable rating, and the safety and well-being of staff and students improved. Crux visited various classrooms to promote and educate students on positive, safe, and healthy living. However, it was the lack of specific programs to address school violence that led to Crux to his most significant work.
As a member of the Fort Wayne Police Department's Gang Unit, Crux is utilizing community-based research to develop a comprehensive preventative school violence program. In his dissertation, Crux examines data, training, strategies, and adequate procedures for creating and implementing an effective school violence program.
Crux resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has over 20 years of Law Enforcement (LEO) and teaching experience.
- Law Enforcement experience:
- Homicide Detective
- Gang Unit Specialist Detective
- Hostage Negotiator
- Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer
- School Resources Officer (SRO)
- Five years as a Special Agent with the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND (DHS)
Crux is currently working as a Homicide Detective with the Fort Wayne (Indiana).
- Teaching experience:
- Crux is an Adjunct Professor:
- Criminal Profiling
- Criminal Behavior
- Sociology (Group Dynamics)
- Bachelor of Science degree; Criminology (Ball State University, 1994).
- Masterâ€™s degree; Forensic Psychology (Walden University, 2012).
- Currently, a Ph.D. Candidate (Forensic Psychology), at Walden University
- American Psychology Association (APA)
- CIT International member #3036
- Golden Key International Honor Society
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Psi Chi International Honor Society (Psychology)
- Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
The topics discussed in this presentation will exhibit significant outlines that will motivate individuals to participate with enthusiasm; this innovated method is aimed at captivating, diverse consortiums while incorporating various points of the CIT model.
Individuals will take with them, original philosophies, and realistic appropriateness, that will increase proficiencies for individuals to utilize in their CIT Program.
The fundamental goal of this workshop is to integrate the CIT model using methods associated with Behavioral Analysis and Detection of Violent Risk Factors.
Presently, Crux has delivered speeches/lectures at:
Â C.I.T International (Crisis Intervention), Monterey California
Â Topic: Integrating Crisis Intervention Methods with the framework of Behavioral Analysis methods
The National Conference on Bullying, Orlando Florida
Topic: Psychological Threat Assessment of when a Victim becomes the Attacker
Nextgen School Safety & Crisis Prevention Conference
Topic:Â Applying Crisis Intervention (CIT) & Criminal Profiling Tools to Stop Youth Violence
National School Safety Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
Â Topic:Â The Psychological Warning Signs of an Active Shooter
NGCRC (National Gang Crime Research Center) International Gang Specialist Training Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Â Topic: Psychological Risk Assessment of a Homicidal Affiliate (The disdain for human life).Â
Note: at this Conference, I received the; 2015, Frederic Milton Thrasher Award.
National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA), Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Topic: Integrating Crisis Intervention Methods with the framework of Behavioral Analysis methods
National School Safety Conference, Orlando Florida
Topic: The Psychological WarningSigns of an Active Shooter
Note: Â 2018-2019 Tour Dates (tentative):
â€¢Fort Wayne Rescue Ministries, August 08, 2018, Fort Wayne, IN.
â€¢FVK Cuestas & Associates, Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 5, 2018, Fort Wayne, IN.
â€¢Hydro Credit Summit, October 9, 2018, Bridgeville, PA,Â
â€¢Scleroderma Foundation Ohio Chapter, October 12, 2018, Columbus, OH.
â€¢PHP WORLD 2018 CONFERENCE November 14-15, 2018 Washington, D.C.
â€¢STRETCH 2018 Leadership and Management conference, December 06, 2018, December 07, 2018, Budapest, Hungary
â€¢BIFROST Leadership Conference, April 17, 2019, Toronto, ON
â€¢2019 CNM Symposium/Clinical Nutrition Management, May 2-4, 2019, Atlanta, GA.
â€¢Salt Lake City DevOps Days 2019, May 14-15, 2019, Salt Lake City Utah
â€¢DevOps Days Kyiv 2019, May 17-18, 2019, Kyiv, Ukraine
â€¢ITCAMP Community Conference for IT Professionals, June 6-7, 2019, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
â€¢Veracity Professional Men's Workforce Summit, June 13th, 2019, Herndon, VA.
â€¢DevOpsDays Amsterdam, June 26-28, 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands
â€¢JCONF DOMINICANA, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Â PUCMM, Santiago de los Caballeros. Â Dominican Republic.
â€¢RubyCon Kenya, 2019, July 25-27th, 2019, Nairobi, Kenya
â€¢DevOpsDays Dallas 2019, Aug 20 - 21, 2019, Plano, TX
â€¢WordCamp Ann Arbor 2019, August 24-25, 2019, Ann Arbor, Michigan
â€¢Web Summer Camp 2019, August 28-30th, 2019, Rovinj Croatia
â€¢IoT Bulgaria Summit 2019, September 14, 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria
â€¢DevOpsDays Buffalo 2019, September 26-27th, 2019, Buffalo, NY
â€¢Global CISO Forum 2019, October 10-11, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Additional and original topics include:
â€¢Achieving A Successful Outcome During A Situation of Crisis
â€¢Applying Crisis Intervention (CIT) & Criminal Profiling Tools to Stop School Shootings
â€¢Corporate Security; The Psychological Factors of Espionage and Spying
â€¢Crisis Intervention and Mental Health: Using Psychology and People Skills
â€¢Crux Conception: incorporate with mental health, wellness, and safety
â€¢Hostage/Crisis Negotiation and Cultural Barriers
â€¢Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Through Text Messaging
â€¢Integrating Crisis Intervention Methods with the framework of Behavioral Analysis methods
â€¢Protecting your company's data: by psychologically evaluating potential Espionage and Spy activity
â€¢Psychological Profiling, using everyday interpersonal skills
â€¢Psychological Risk Assessment of a Homicidal Affiliate (The disdain for human life)
â€¢Psychological Threat Assessment of when a Victim becomes the Attacker
â€¢The Distinction Between Hostage Negotiation and Crisis Negotiation: Hostage Takers Vs. Victims
â€¢The Psychological Warning Signs of an Active Shooter
â€¢Understanding and Improving Team Dynamics: Using Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Methods & Active listening skills
â€¢Using Psychological Profiling Techniques, Crisis Intervention Model and People Skills: Achieving Successful in A Crisis Communication.
â€¢Why me? (Motivational Lecture)
â€¢Workplace Safety; The Deterrence of Workplace Violence
My overall goal upon completing my dissertation is to develop an innovative approach for mental health officials and law enforcement to comprehend youth violence by utilizing Risk Assessment and Behavioral Analysis methods as a corporate tool.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â - Crux Conception, M. Psych
- An ultimate goal of our schools is to assist students to prosper and learn to their highest capabilities. Security and logic of safety and is an essential module o f a sound educational setting. Occasionally critical hazards threaten an academic environment, whether it is fictitious, to wit; gunfire, mob violence, or an environmental disaster, such as a tornado or horrific thunderstorm. Once a hazard is deemed life-threatening or creates a risk of serious damage, it develops into a possible distressing incident for the pupil and personnel (Nickerson & Martens, 2008). Sadly, hazardous situations within a school setting, take place at a disturbing rate. Dangerous and potentially deadly incidents concerning students span from verbal abuse, intimidation, threats of bodily harm, and physical altercations to lethal actions. In numerous highly broadcasted shootings within a school setting, said behaviors were illustrated prior to the said actions occurred. School administrators must be cautious of a widespread range of incidents and experiences that may put children in jeopardy for psychosomatic ordeals. Further, said incidents that can occur in a school setting may contain violence acts in the community, that take place on or near the school campus. For instance, school shootings, bomb threats, or threats against fellow students or staff members. Incidents that occur in or near schools include vehicle accidents, suicides, and manhunts, which cause a school to lock-down. Moreover, I have faith that this philosophy is best suited with the aid of school safety allies to wit; law enforcement, the community and parents. Further, unlimited prospects exist to affect the best studies and exercises for school safety and the concept to make schools safe for all students.
- Abstract: Trouble can mean anything from a one-time failure to keep a term of probation, for example, an unexcused absence from school, or involvement in a felony crime such as stealing a car or possession of drugs. If a probationer is caught committing another crime, the Juvenile Officer will file charges with the Court. If a probationer fails to keep one or more of the terms of his probation, the Probation Officer can write a complaint, which may result in a return to Court. What happens, in either case, depends on what the probationer has done to break the law or conditions of supervision, and a re-evaluation of the three issues of Community Protection, Offender Accountability, and Competency Development. The result could be anything from a slight change in the terms of probation, to placement on Intensive Supervision, to removal from the home, or commitment to the Division of Youth Services, or certified as an adult. Any juvenile who is adjudicated for a felony and has two prior felony allegations sustained must be scheduled for a Certification Hearing to determine if it is appropriate to handle the matter in Family Court or transfer him to the adult system (D. Rose, 2011).
- Stacey M. Jenkins, M. Psych_One-Sheet
- The 2015 NGCRC (National Gang Crime Research Center) 18th International Gang Specialist Training Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 2015 Topic: Psychological Risk Assessment of a Homicidal Affiliate (The disdain of human life). Note: at this Conference, I received the; 2015, Frederic Milton Thrasher Award.